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A club for young animators to learn how to make stop frame animations including writing scripts, making sets and models, using specialist animation software and recording soundtracks.

What will you learn on this course?

Come and join the Club!

At this fun animation club, children will learn how to make their own short animated film using the stop frame animation technique. We will be working as a team and participants will learn about and try every process involved in creating an animation.

Each club will produce an animated short made by all the participants. They will start by writing a story and then break it down into a storyboard. The children will design and make their own characters and sets from coloured paper and other craft materials. Finally, using HUE animation software on laptop computers and mounted digital cameras they will take a series of still photographs that will become their animated film.

During the club we will learn how to add background music, sound effects and recorded dialogue and we will investigate and try out lots of different techniques such as using coloured modelling clay, photomontage, objects in a room, little sets, or even use ourselves to create our final animated short film.

In addition to learning how to make an animation, the participants will learn about team working, storytelling, listening skills and the use of specialist technology.

The tutor will work closely with the groups demonstrating the different processes and supporting the children to realise their own ideas. All children will receive a copy of the finished short animated film on CD to take home.

Please note the dates of the sessions at the time of booking.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. It is open to all ability levels and children don’t need previous animation experience. Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. We can provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Do you need to bring anything?

You don’t need to bring anything. All materials and resources are provided.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course? 

Darren Mason

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Dates & Times

    Young Animators Club (CSC02 Spring)